There is one simple exercise to do that will improve your life more than you can imagine.
Calming an over-active mind can unlock your subconscious, find answers to problems. Even by calming your mind allows you to develop your intuitive abilities. Try completing this simple exercise on a daily basis. Each morning when you awake allow a few extra minutes before you get out of bed to journal, free writing, or automatic writing, this is simple and starts the day with a clear mind.
When you first wake up, without doing anything else, start writing. Put pen to paper and write everything that enters your mind, while you’re still in that sleepy ‘just awoken’ phase. Don’t pick up your phone or your tablet and write on there, get an actual notebook or pad of paper and a physical pen – it will help you connect with what you’re writing and your mind will work a lot cleaner than if it is focusing on technology.
Each morning write all over the paper in any direction on the pages without stopping. Even if you run out of things to write about, just go where your thoughts take you and empty your mind onto the paper as quickly and seamlessly as you possibly can. This incessant writing will begin to reveal the deeper thoughts and feelings of your subconscious mind – whether that will be old resentments, fears, negative thoughts, divine thoughts, thoughts of healing and even things that have been bothering you, dreams or simply streams of consciousness that seem irrelevant.
Take a moment to allow all your senses to awaken. Allow yourself to take a moment to see how you feel and then pay attention to the energy around you as you are writing and become open to the process of emptying your mind onto the page. It may be interesting to read through what you have written at the end of each week. Simply empty your mind and you will find yourself answering questions and problems you’ve been thinking consciously about for great periods of time. Allowing some of the ideas to reveal they are important at this time or maybe they just your monkey mind at work. This allows you to focus on what’s important in the here and now even giving you subconscious and conscious information on how to handle what life is giving to us.
1. Every morning when you first wake up, grab your notebook from beside your bed and write without stopping till you feel you wrote everything down.
2. Give yourself the freedom to write whatever enters your mind without holding back. Just focus on writing what comes into your mind at that current moment, good, bad, or indifferent.
3. Feel free to re-read what you write if you feel it is necessary, but don’t get caught up on the reading. Simply write it so you can let it go.
4. Repeat this simple exercise every day for one month so you can see the difference it makes to your life. You’ll notice your thoughts become more coherent and you’ll find answers to things you’ve been pondering for days.
Rev. Heather DeLusso